About the Dish:
Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful and aromatic one-pot meal that combines rice with a variety of ingredients such as meat, seafood, vegetables, and spices. The dish gets its unique flavor from saffron, which gives the rice a beautiful yellow color. Paella is often enjoyed during special occasions and festivals in Spain, and it has become popular worldwide due to its delicious taste and versatility. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want to enjoy a hearty and flavorful meal, paella is a perfect choice.
|Chorizo sausage||1 link|
|Red bell pepper||1|
|Green peas||1 cup|
|Saffron threads||1 pinch|
|Chicken broth||4 cups|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Black pepper||To taste|
- Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large paella pan or skillet. Add chicken thighs and chorizo sausage, and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Step 2: In the same pan, add diced onion, minced garlic, and chopped red bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
- Step 3: Add diced tomatoes and cook until they start to break down. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Step 4: Stir in rice and saffron threads, coating the rice with the tomato mixture.
- Step 5: Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
- Step 6: Meanwhile, peel and devein the shrimp.
- Step 7: Once the rice is cooked, nestle the chicken thighs, chorizo sausage, shrimp, and green peas into the rice.
- Step 8: Cover the pan with foil or a lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
- Step 9: Remove from heat and let the paella rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.